Preta Gil is diagnosed with bowel cancer after six days in hospital

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The singer Preta Gil, 48, used social networks, on Tuesday (10), to reveal that she was diagnosed with bowel cancer.

“I have been hospitalized for the last 6 days at Clínica São Vicente, in Rio de Janeiro, due to a discomfort that I had been feeling and thank God, today I received a definitive diagnosis. I have an Adenocarcinoma in the final portion of the intestine, ”she said.

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She also added that she starts the treatment next Monday (16).

“I count on everyone’s energy to remain calm and confident”, he concluded.

About bowel cancer

Signals and symptons

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According to the National Cancer Institute (Inca), the symptoms most often associated with bowel cancer are:

  • blood in the stool;
  • change in bowel habits (alternating diarrhea and constipation);
  • abdominal pain or discomfort;
  • weakness and anemia;
  • weight loss without apparent cause;
  • change in stool shape (very thin, long stools)
  • abdominal tumor.

These signs and symptoms are also present in problems such as hemorrhoids, worms, gastric ulcers and others, according to Inca. Therefore, they should be investigated for the correct diagnosis and specific treatment.


Treatment is effective and can lead to cure, especially when the diagnosis is made at an early stage and the disease has not yet spread to other organs. In addition to surgery, radiation therapy or chemotherapy may be needed.

“Primary prevention strategies aimed at promoting healthy eating, maintaining adequate body weight, practicing regular physical activity, reducing alcohol consumption and stopping tobacco use have great potential to reduce costs associated with colorectal cancer in Brazil ”, emphasized Liz Almeida, head of the Inca Prevention and Surveillance Coordination.

Rinaldo Gonçalves points out that the combined treatment is capable of curing between 70 and 85% of cases. “Only in patients in whom this treatment is not successful in eliminating the disease, treatment through surgery becomes necessary.”

*With information from Lucas Rocha and Tiago Tortella

Source: CNN Brasil

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